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Get an overview of this hotelResort with private beach, full-service spa


Nestled on the beach, this Sweimeh resort is in the historical district and within 25 mi (40 km) of Mount Nebo, St George Church, and Madaba Archaeological Park. Qumran National Park and Bethany Beyond the Jordan are also within 32 mi (52 km).

Resort Features

Catch some rays on Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea's private sand beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 4 restaurants.

Room Amenities

All 345 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and free minibar items. Free wired Internet and balconies are standard, as are plasma TVs with satellite channels.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Step outside to unwind on the sand beach. Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with umbrellas. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea like a seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool.

Dining is available at one of the resort's 4 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at one of the 3 coffee shops/cafés. The property also has a snack bar/deli. A poolside bar is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Belle Époque resort also offers an outdoor tennis court, a health club, and a rooftop terrace. Onsite valet parking is complimentary.

  • 24-hour business center 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Computer station 
  • Conference center 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Garden 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Health club 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Number of coffee shops/cafes - 3 
  • Number of floors - 8 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • On private beach 
  • One meeting room 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Terrace 
  • Total number of rooms - 345 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Wedding services 
  • Year Built 2006 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Arcade/game room  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Children's pool  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor tennis court  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Snack bar/deli  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Bidet 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • DVD player 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Minibar 
  • Minibar (stocked, free items) 
  • Phone 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Plasma TV 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Slippers 
  • Turndown service 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6:30 AM and 11 AM.

Obelisk - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Codes - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Akkad - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Ashur - This beachfront restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Isin - Overlooking the ocean, this lobby lounge serves light fare only.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Things to Do

A private beach, an outdoor tennis court, and a health club are featured at the resort. A children's pool and a seasonal outdoor pool are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Beach volleyball on site 
  • Beach yoga on site 

Spa Services

The Ishtar Spa by Resense has 20 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include hot stone massages, Thai massages, massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with hot springs/mineral springs, a mud bath, a sauna, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Thai massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Number of treatment rooms 20 
  • Outdoor treatment areas 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Mud bath in spa 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Hot springs/mineral springs in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child under 6 years old stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. One child 6 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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